In court: The major players
In the coming days GayNZ.com will bring you a series features based on the death of Ihaia Gillman-Harris and his murderers' trial. Here's a run-down of the main players who appeared in court.
"Thank you Shaun"
David Friar, Chair of the NZ AIDS Foundation, publicly thanks the organisation's just-departed Executive Director Shaun Robertson for his "outstanding contribution" to the fight against the HIV epidemic...
Gillman-Harris murder - The Sentencing
Posted in: Our Communities 24th May 2016
In his sentencing of two youths for murdering Ihaia Gillman-Harris the judge took into account the pair's immaturity and deeply troubled lives.
Transphobia, Toilets and ...Nuclear War?!
Posted in: Comment 23rd May 2016
Why have sections of the US Christian Right apparently lost all rationality when it comes to transgender child health and safety at school?
My Life Before Law Reform: Peter Wells
Posted in: People 23rd May 2016
"Anger is what I remember most about the pre-HLR days."
Looking back and looking forward
Departed NZAF boss Shaun Robinson looks back on his five years at the helm of a once-troubled organisation... and he looks forward to work yet to be done to halt HIV in its tracks.
Coming Out of Religion
Posted in: Our Communities 19th May 2016
After the recent decision of the Anglican Church to maintain the status quo of refusing acceptance and equality for LGBTI people, we are faced yet again with the whole religious dilemma.
Technology for change
Posted in: People 18th May 2016
Lydia Watson, Joanna Li and Piper Whitehe are three very talented students from Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland, who have created Loocation, an app that has the potential to be a game-changer for gender-diverse people in the city.
Nature Abhors an Evidential Vacuum?
Posted in: Comment 18th May 2016
With the news that an Auckland new entrants school has developed gender-neutral facilities for a transgender girl and that her classmates have no problem with that development, Bob McCoskrie has predictably denounced this breach of quaint, polarised conservative Christian gender "rules."
Communities and people will end HIV in NZ
Posted in: HIV 17th May 2016
In his final speech for the annual Candlelight Memorial services the NZAF's Shaun Robinson urged our glbti communities to draw on our experience of loss and work together to end the HIV epidemic.
Germany: Historic Offences v Asylum Policy
Posted in: Comment 16th May 2016
Although Germany's Christian Democrat/Social Democrat "grand coalition" government won't legislate for marriage equality, it seems that it is open to other pro-LGBT legislative reforms.
More than marriage
Posted in: Our Communities 14th May 2016
The Anglican Church will continue to ignore the lives and relationships of sexual and gender minorities, and to hope we go away.
The future is bright
Posted in: Community 12th May 2016
Aych McArdle is a tireless community worker and a familiar face in the LGBTI communities. We chat to them as they prepare to head to Geneva for a Human Rights Defenders programme.
Congress of Falsehoods
Posted in: Comment 12th May 2016
Exactly what is a representative of the neo-fascist French National Front doing at the so-called "World Congress of Families" conference in Tbilisi?
Ze: Queer as f*ck
Posted in: Entertainment 11th May 2016
"Ze" is a new solo autobiographical work by writer and performer Michelle/Ryan Lunicke that opens tomorrow night in Auckland, tackling the big issues surrounding sex, gender and queer labels and identities.